Manuscript Critique

  • Professional manuscript editing for character development, narrative and plot structure, pacing, point of view, tone of voice, and more.
  • Each manuscript critique comes directly from an editing professional with inline comments on the manuscript as well as a detailed report to get a big picture idea of the main critique points, summarizing the feedback, and going into further detail to help guide as you work through the edits.

I don't know about this...

Handing your precious manuscript over to a stranger to critique is like tearing out your heart and serving it up with a knife on a platter, right?

As a self-published author myself, I know that feeling so well. I also know that once you take that plunge to share your work, the feedback that you get from copy editing services should not bring you down, but help your writing grow and will allow you to further develop your writing technique. We are all learning. None of us are perfect. 

If you have hit that wall where you just cannot keep making changes until you get some professional edits (been there!) then this is 100% for you.

Your Editing Professional

Wendy is a self-published author of two young adult historical fiction novels. She graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in English literature with an emphasis on creative writing along with a minor in history.

During those college years and a few years after, she enjoyed critiquing her classmates and her author friends’ manuscripts. They all had amazing and unique stories that were an honor and a joy to work on.


“I can’t wait to see what wonderful story you have created.”

Editing and Proofreading Services


$ 50 flat rate
  • Critique of 1st chapter only, not to exceed 5,000 words
  • Full comments and suggestions
  • Short report summarizing feedback and providing suggestions on what to look for as you continue editing


$ .01 per word
  • Critique of partial or half manuscript
  • Full comments and suggestions
  • Partial manuscript report summarizing feedback and providing suggestions on what to look for as you continue editing


$ .012 per word
  • Critique of full manuscript
  • Full comments and suggestions
  • Full report summarizing feedback, explaining in greater detail the key components for improvement, and providing information to help guide as you complete your edits

How does the manuscript critique work?

  • Fill out the form indicating which service you are interested in and your projected word count.
  • I will get back to you with a proposal on price and time frame.
  • If you agree to the proposal, a 50% deposit will be requested along with a digital copy of your manuscript.
  • Once received, I will get to work and will return your manuscript with comments and detailed report within the time frame designated in the proposal.

~Genres I Prefer~

Please keep in mind that I work best with stories that operate from a Biblical/Christian worldview. This is not to say that your book must be labeled Christian; any genre is acceptable as long as I don’t have a moral conflict with the story. I do reserve the right to refuse service, with all love and respect, to anyone.

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